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Einleitung

Replacement guide for the battery on a Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet.

The motherboard will have to come out first before the battery can be removed. A strong adhesive is used to glue in the battery and requires slow prying with adhesive remover.

  1. Insert an opening pick underneath the speaker bezel, and slide it along the perimeter to separate it from the tablet. The adhesive is strong and may require an iOpener, or heat gun, to soften. The adhesive is strong and may require an iOpener, or heat gun, to soften.
    • Insert an opening pick underneath the speaker bezel, and slide it along the perimeter to separate it from the tablet.

    • The adhesive is strong and may require an iOpener, or heat gun, to soften.

  2. Remove the speaker bezel.
    • Remove the speaker bezel.

  3. Remove the six pink 3mm T3 Torx screws from the back case.
    • Remove the six pink 3mm T3 Torx screws from the back case.

  4. Wedge opening picks around the perimeter between the display and back case. Work the opening picks around the perimeter until the two halves disengage from each other.
    • Wedge opening picks around the perimeter between the display and back case.

    • Work the opening picks around the perimeter until the two halves disengage from each other.

    • Don't completely separate as the display ribbon cable still connects the two.

  5. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear panel press-fit connector from the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear panel press-fit connector from the motherboard.

  6. Grab the yellow tape with a pair of tweezers and pull upwards to disconnect the press-fit connector. Grab the yellow tape with a pair of tweezers and pull upwards to disconnect the press-fit connector.
    • Grab the yellow tape with a pair of tweezers and pull upwards to disconnect the press-fit connector.

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  8. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the front camera press-fit connector from the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the front camera press-fit connector from the motherboard.

  9. Remove the eight 3mm T6 Torx screws from the motherboard.
    • Remove the eight 3mm T6 Torx screws from the motherboard.

  10. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard. Pull the antenna cable up and off of the motherboard. Don't remove completely as it's soldered to the frame.
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard.

    • Pull the antenna cable up and off of the motherboard.

    • Don't remove completely as it's soldered to the frame.

  11. Use a spudger to disconnect the second antenna cable from the motherboard.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the second antenna cable from the motherboard.

  12. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the front camera press-fit connector from the motherboard. Remove the front camera.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the front camera press-fit connector from the motherboard.

    • Remove the front camera.

  13. Remove the motherboard from the tablet. Remove the motherboard from the tablet.
    • Remove the motherboard from the tablet.

  14. Pry up the battery connector with the flat end of a spudger.
    • Pry up the battery connector with the flat end of a spudger.

  15. iFixit adhesive remover contains acetone, a mild skin and eye irritant. Wear eye protection when handling and applying the adhesive remover. (Eye protection is included in your kit.)
    • iFixit adhesive remover contains acetone, a mild skin and eye irritant.

    • Wear eye protection when handling and applying the adhesive remover. (Eye protection is included in your kit.)

    • Do not wear contact lenses without eye protection.

    • Protective gloves are also included in your kit. If you are concerned about possible skin irritation, put your gloves on now.

  16. Apply a small amount of adhesive remover (approximately 1 ml) evenly along the elevated edge of the battery cell.
    • Apply a small amount of adhesive remover (approximately 1 ml) evenly along the elevated edge of the battery cell.

    • Wait 2-3 minutes for the liquid adhesive remover to penetrate underneath the battery cell before you proceed to the next step.

  17. Slide a few opening picks between the battery and the raised metal edge. Pry upwards to lift the battery up.
    • Slide a few opening picks between the battery and the raised metal edge.

    • Pry upwards to lift the battery up.

    • Step 14 may need to be repeated a few times to weaken the glue.

  18. Apply a small amount of adhesive remover (approximately 1 ml) underneath the battery and wait 2-3 minutes for it to penetrate. You may need to repeat this a few times.
    • Apply a small amount of adhesive remover (approximately 1 ml) underneath the battery and wait 2-3 minutes for it to penetrate.

    • You may need to repeat this a few times.

    • Continue prying up the battery.

  19. Remove the battery from the mid-frame.
    • Remove the battery from the mid-frame.

Abschluss

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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